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Unlike the avant garde artists of his era, Tschichold was a traditionally trained calligrapher and typographer and had formally studied tschicholld design at the Leipzig Academy.

David rated it liked it Mar 10, The illustrations are extremely generous, including many not previously published. This proposed new tschicchold was to be really a new edition: It was eventually published as How to Draw Layouts in a limited edition of copies by Merchiston Publishing, of Napier University in Edinburgh, in As a new designer, I was a fan of Jan Tschichold.

Asymmetric Typography

He still preferred the blackletter type of the day. The first run totaled 5, copies but was not followed by a second due to poor tylography conditions.


In he went to see a Bauhaus exhibition and was so inspired he changed his visual direction entirely. The book is well made: Odysseas Gp marked it as to-read Jul 13, Many of his contemporaries focused on fine arts and architecture for their schooling.

Tschichold’s New Typography

Now he asked me to translate his Typographische Gestaltung Typographic Design which had been published in Basle in Luka Schulz marked it as to-read Jul 14, Pete Meyers marked it as to-read Jul 29, Codi Bishop marked it as to-read Nov 15, Want to Read saving….

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Anton Sotkov rated it really liked it Jan 31, His firebrand youth was a response to the times — the creative ferment of Weimar Germany and revolutionary Modernism, and the sad state of the everyday printed matter he saw around him.

Nataliia Skulskaia marked it as to-read Jan 23, Isabelgao marked it as to-read Sep 10, He made contact with both Moholy-Nagy and El Lissitzky and, enthusiastically embracing the ideals of Russian Constructivism, changed his first name to Iwan.

Traditional layouts, or as he called them, box-style layouts, were boring and lacked hierarchy of importance. Shaelynn marked it as to-read Sep 22, Kyle marked it as to-read Dec 23, Jan wanted to omit some passages which he considered had been of interest only asykmetric Swiss and German readers, and he had also found several new and better illustrations.


Ruari Mclean’s translation of Tschichold’s Typographische Gestaltung from Sans serif is good for certain cases of emphasis, but is used to the point of abuse today. As with Moholy-Nagy, clarity of message was Tschichold’s ultimate goal and all elements on the page were configured to that end.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Joel rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Domanic Lau marked it as to-read Aug 31, He supported Moholy-Nagy’s typophoto approach, naming photography the preferred method of txchichold.

To have a knowledge of typography was less common.

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